Virginia Anne Bensken (nee Shearer), age 84, of Washington Township formerly of Rochester Hills and Waterford ,passed away January 12, 2013, after a long illness. Born June 9, 1928 in Pontiac, Mich. Virginia was a long time member of Central United Methodist Church of Waterford, a longtime employee of Pontiac Motors, and she enjoyed travel, gardening, and reading. Beloved wife of James E. Bensken for 59 years. Dear mother of Debra Livingston and Nancy (Martin) Smith; dear sister of Marilyn (Bruce) Jacobsen; dear grandmother of Amy (Paul) Savell and Holly (Marland) Pittman; dear great-grandmother of Scotland, Julianne, Elizabeth and Kaitlyn; and also survived by many nieces and nephews. A private family interment took place at Ottawa Park Cemetery. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2-7 p.m. at the River Crest Banquet Hall, 900 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Contributions would be appreciated to Odyssey Hospice 25925 Telegraph Road, Suite 102, Southfield, MI 48033.